Ribery wins UEFA Best Player in Europe award
Bayern Munich winger Franck Ribery has been named UEFA’s Best Player in Europe for the 2012-13 season
The Frenchman, who was nominated alongside Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo and four-time Ballon d’Or winner Lionel Messi, was named the victor at the UEFA Champions League draw on Thursday.
Ribery played a prominent role in Bayern’s unprecedented treble-winning campaign under Jupp Heynckes, as they lifted the Bundesliga, DFB-Pokal and Champions League titles.
He scored 11 goals in 43 appearances for the German club throughout the campaign, helping them eliminate Messi’s Barca at the semi-final stage of Europe’s premier cup competition in the process.
And his performances have now been rewarded with recognition ahead of two of football’s leading lights in a prize voted for by 53 European sports journalists.
Messi won the gong the first time it was awarded, but was pushed into second by Barca team-mate Andres Iniesta in 2011-12.
And the Argentine forward also finished runner-up in this year’s edition, with Ronaldo coming in third for the third consecutive time.
Ribery’s Bayern colleagues Arjen Robben, Thomas Muller and Bastian Schweinsteiger finished fourth, sixth and seventh respectively, with Borussia Dortmund striker Robert Lewandowski in fifth.
Gareth Bale, Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Robin van Persie rounded out the top ten.
Last edited by babu.; August 30th, 2013 at 02:37.
who cares.messi is the ballon dor winner
How do you know that.. that he will be able to win this year too? Check that vote difference..
Originally Posted by Decepticon
he is a blind supporter .. though I am also a Messi fan I don't think he will win this year .. Ribery should and will win it ..and Ronaldo???no chance for him
Originally Posted by BABU*
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